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Jacobs Project Management Specialist in New Orleans, Louisiana

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we’re not just building structures, we’re helping our clients innovate and grow by designing, engineering, and executing the construction of their state-of-the-art facilities that are changing our world.  

As a Project Management Specialist, you'll support NASA's Space Launch Systems Facilities and Asset Management (F&AM) at their Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, LA.

Essential responsibilities:

  • Monitor day to day contractor field activities against the approved plans and specifications.

  • Escort contractors on Boeing property as necessary.

  • Coordinate with the Boeing Project Manager and Facilities Engineering for resolution of Requests For Information (RFI’s).

  • Schedule management and integration for Individual Projects.

  • Consolidate independently generated project data and interfaces with functional specialist on cross-functional teams, to ensure stakeholder understanding of trade-offs amongst cost, schedule, quality and risk.

  • Recommends appropriate actions to stakeholders to satisfy project goals and objectives.

  • Acts as consultant to site management in the design, development and implementation of project management processes and systems.

  • Defines scope with the project team, applying appropriate standards, guidelines, regulations and procedures to ensure all of the work and only the work required to complete the project is included in the baseline.

  • Monitors milestones and task activities to ensure timely completion of project.

  • Performs variance analysis and makes recommendations for change, to ensure schedule commitments are met.

  • Prepares management briefings to communicate project(s) status, identify issues and solicit help for resolution.

  • Identifies potential risks by using established project management tools.

  • Develops risk response plan and makes recommendations to project stakeholders to minimize project risk.

  • Assist F&AM team as required.

At Jacobs, we’re partnering across the globe to create the best project outcomes by maximizing the design, digital technology, and support capabilities of our Global Integrated Delivery (GID) teammates. By joining Jacobs, you’ll commit to supporting and engaging with these teams, as we work to build a company like no other.


Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Facilities and Asset management experience.

  • Project Management experience and experience with optimization of Factory Layouts and Systems.

  • Ability to get approval to access NASA facilities at Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, AL, the Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) in New Orleans, LA, Stennis Space Center (SSC) in Mississippi, and Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Titusville, FL

  • Completion for all job or site specific training/certifications that are required to obtain site access or have been deemed a requirement for completion of specific tasks (e.g., operation of cranes, forklifts, etc.).

Ideally, you'll have:

  • 4 year degree

  • PMP Certification

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf) .

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.